Thursday, June 19, 2008


Another vaguely work related post this. In my defence, I am writing about sex all day, so work related doesn't necessarily mean dull. Although it often does, I have to admit - even sex becomes a dull subject after a while.

Today's macabre but interesting little factoid:

The most common cause of death among pregnant women in the United States is murder*.

I'm not sure whether that means that America has really excellent prenatal care programs - that make the rates of illness comparatively insignificant, or that it has serious problems with violence against women.


*well, it is in Maryland, and a few other states, where in depth studies have been done over the last few years. In the majority of cases the killer was the significant other.